Amid these muggy, cloudy days that make you wonder where winter went, forecasters now are predicting it will make a comeback, briefly.
The high temperature today is expected to near a record 74 degrees set 30 years ago — about 20 degrees above normal. A storm front pushing through tonight is to bring more rain, with a wind from the south pumping warm, gulf moisture deep into the Southeast.
But as that front moves on, clear, cool weather comes right behind it. Winds Wednesday are to switch from south to west at 20-30 mph, with a high temperature in the 50s and a low that night in the upper 30s.
Thursday night’s expected to be slightly cooler, with a low in the lower 30s, said forecaster Mike Leary of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City. “That’s as cool as you’re going to see it, probably,” he said today. So consider “cooler weather” a relative term for the days to come: Lows in the 30s and highs around 60 until another chance of rain comes Saturday, when the high’s in the mid-60s.
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Leary said the weather service’s forecast now extends no further than Monday, calling for a high in the upper 50s and a low in the mid-30s that day. But the AccuWeather forecast linked to www.ledger-enquirer.com predicts a low next Tuesday of 28 degrees with snow flurries possible.